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2 February 2008

The World Food Programme today hailed the French navy for protecting WFP food ships from pirate attacks in Somalia, and thanked Denmark for taking over the operation to ensure critical escorts continue for the next two months.


1 December 2007

WFP said a Somali partner non-governmental organization started today distributing one-month WFP food rations to 6,000 people who took refuge near a Somali border village after fighting forced them from their homes.


19 November 2007

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the safe arrival today of the first two ships carrying WFP food assistance to be escorted by a French naval vessel to Somalia, and urged other countries to step forward to help protect humanitarian assistance from pirate attacks.


23 October 2007

Executive Director Josette Sheeran welcomes the release of Idris Osman, officer-in-charge of WFP’s office in Mogadishu, detained by authorities in the Somali capital since 17 October.


19 October 2007

World Food Programme Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, has condemned the continued detention of WFP staff member Idris Osman, who was seized by armed men on Wednesday.


16 October 2007

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.


16 October 2007

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.


7 October 2007

The heads of two United Nations agencies have made a joint call for concerted and coordinated international action to address the threat of piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters off the coast of Somalia


26 September 2007

WFP has thanked France for its proposal to provide naval escorts to protect ships carrying food off the Horn of Africa from pirate attacks.


28 August 2007

WFP has increased the number of people it aims to feed in Somalia this year to 1.2 million and appealed for urgent contributions of US$22.4 million to avoid a looming break in food supplies.